A Blessing In….Donations to fund the Orphan’s Christmas Dinner, 200 pieces of chicken, a willing cook named Jeremy, and three hours time.
As Paul said in Acts 20: 35, “ in all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said,” It is more blessed to give than to receive.”
ABINA Ministries is a 501(c)3 public charity, created to offer occasional relief to orphaned, abandoned, at-risk and un-adopted children in Central and North America.
Tax delectable donations of cash, clothing, school uniforms and supplies, personal care and household items are collected year round….ABINA volunteers travel to Costa Rica once a year to help the children’s caregivers with home repairs and building projects and deliver your offerings to the children, personally.
All cash donations received, (less 10% for frugal administration costs), are applied to the upcoming building project(s), unless otherwise specified by the donor.
The sum of funds collected are what ABINA’S Board of Directors uses to set the parameters of our work in Costa Rica, according to their immediate needs. Any funds left-over after a project, are applied to the next mission trip’s project. Donations and contributions are never used for the personal gain of the caregivers in Costa Rica or expenses of Board Members or Volunteers.
All cash funds are used to buy building materials and the related expenses for home repairs, upgrades, custom fit children’s furniture, outdoor playground equipment, and appliances to help the Tias properly care for the children. Some donors give to the Orphan’s Christmas fund with Walmart gift cards, an unwrapped child or caregivers gift, and/or host a fun-event or field trip.
ABINA’S future goal is to help as many children as possible! We trust that the permanent family style home care solution that Residence of Life embraces is the best alternative to government institutionalized centers.
In a country with limited resources for foster care, the older un-adopted children may be assigned to live with a foster-type family or with a relative. Many of them run away and this is the “gap” they fall into, and only perpetuates the rise of abuse, victims of crime and exploitation.
This is why ABINA Ministries is committed to working with missionaries in Costa Rica who have dedicated their lives to saving one child at a time.
THE NEED IS GREAT!
Keeping children out of the hands of those who do not have their best interest in mind, is essential. Building more permanent family homes, is urgent.
In this photo, the children are enjoying a healthy lunch, together, on their covered front porch.
In January of 2013, the National Children’s Hospital of San Jose reported that child-abuse has risen to epidemic proportions (up 600%) in the past decade.Sadly, they predict that the percentage is even higher, noting the unreported cases of trauma and injuries that go untreated.
Our hope and prayer is for people to get involved, and to help ABINA provide relief for children in jeopardy of “falling through the cracks.”
Our long-term goal in Costa Rica is to help the founder of Residence of Life build ten safe and nurturing homes for at-risk, abandoned and orphamed children, one home at a time.
ABINA’S next MISSION TRIP will be in November 2017…
Volunteers are needed to travel and work on-site to help build tables, benches and more!
Volunteers should speak conversational Spanish to experience and interact with the “Tico” children, care givers and culture.
A cost estimate, reference’s and help in preparing for your mission trip to Grecia, Costa Rica is available!
Two founders finally meet! Cherie (Residence of Life) & Colette (ABINA) 2010
Please send inquiries to:
ABINA’S on-line credit-card donation link is:
For all mailings:
ABINA MINISTRIES, INC.
(checks, money orders made out to ABINA Ministries)
Deming, WA. 98244
message phone: 360-220-7110
THANK YOU for all of your support, prayers and donations. Bless you for demonstrating the Love of Jesus Christ to the children and caregivers who’s prayers you have answered.
For God is not unrighteous to forget or overlook your labor and the love which you have shown for His name’s sake in ministering to the needs of the saints (His own consecrated people), as you still do. Hebrews 6: 10
A Blessing in a Boot, provided 40 children with rain boots, pajamas, and sweet treats for Christmas in 2010….
Joe leading the game, “Snake!”
First set of ABINA “Lamb-Jams.”
The Girl’s Bunks x 3
Our work continues to help RdV expand, 10 children per home. Join us if you can…Many hands make light work!